AECOM Project Manager- Civils in Lusaka, Zambia

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Project Manager- Civils

Zambia - Lusaka

Lusaka

Job Summary

Due to our strong pipeline of projects within the transportation field we may have an opening for an experienced Project Manager.

If you would like to be the first one to hear about this opportunity when it will arise, submit an expression of interest now and let’s stay in touch.

The Project Manager will take on the role to manage the engineering, procurement and construction aspects and contribute to collective planning for client solutions. Contribute to the project delivery as subject matter (specifically site wide services and infrastructure). A demonstrated ability to take the project from the initial stage to project completion taking cognisance of different aspects of project life cycle and delivery mechanisms is required.

This position requires knowledge in multiple technical areas, sound problem resolution, judgment, decision-making and skilful use related project management software. It is both a management and leadership role. A solid understanding of project dynamics and solutions; and capable of interacting and shifting between different phases of operating is expected.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Project Manager will be responsible for:

  • Develop project plans by taking the results of other planning processes and putting them into a consistent, coherent document

  • Ensure project plans are executed by performing or coordinating the activities and/or technical and organisational interfaces included therein.

  • Develop and formalise a written scope statement as the basis for future project decisions

  • Identify specific activities that must be performed to produce the various project deliverables

  • Estimate the number of work periods which will be needed to complete individual activities

  • Analyse activity sequences, duration and resource requirements to create the project schedule

  • Determine required resources (people, equipment, materials) and what quantities of each should be used to perform project activities

  • Determine an estimate of the costs of the resources needed to complete the project activities and allocate cost to individual work items

  • Management of strong change procedures

  • Identify relevant quality standards to the project and determine how to satisfy them

  • Evaluate overall project performance on a regular basis to provide confidence that the project will satisfy the relevant quality standards

  • Monitor specific project results to determine if they comply with relevant quality standards and identifying ways to eliminate causes of unsatisfactory performance

  • Negotiations, procurement and acquisition of resources

  • Develop, manage and maintain strategic relationships and strategic alliances with relevant stakeholders

  • Provide guidance to contractors and project delivery team on civil aspects/concerns of the project

  • Identify and address emerging engineering issues that may impact project milestones

  • Implement strategic policy and processes throughout the engineering /project teams

  • Ensure that the impact of change is fully assessed and change management is implemented in a controlled manner

  • Oversee the constructability, value improving practices and peer review processes for the project

  • Regularly review the status of the design, budget and schedule and report progress

  • Oversee the development of the procurement process and the interfaces between engineering, procurement and vendor data requirements

  • Oversee the implementation process and ensure engineering milestones are achieved

  • Address emerging engineering issues and disputes with contractors

  • Organise and plan regularly scheduled management meetings

  • Establishing strong communication protocol

  • Have developed a strong culture of safety for design and execution of work

  • Have knowledge in construction claims

Person Specification (Personality Attributes)

  • Business Acumen

  • Negotiation skills

  • People Management

  • Leadership skills

  • Networking

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Procurement skills

  • Construction management skills

  • Willing to share knowledge, experience, ideas and expertise for the betterment of group and self

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years EPCM or project experience

Specific Skills required:

  • Previous experience in a similar role

  • Specialist knowledge/ multidiscipline Engineering knowledge

  • Relevant legislation & statutory requirements Previous experience in a similar role

  • Able to communicate effectively with people at all levels in the organisation

  • Able to maintain composure under all circumstances

  • Ownership, responsibility and accountability

Preference will be given to nationals from sub-Saharan countries

Preference will be given to individual who have relevant experience working in sub-Saharan Africa

Incumbent should be willing to move in-country

Should have experience in airports, ports, roads or railway

Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineering Degree

  • Professional body registration

  • Background in complex multi-disciplinary engineering field

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Country Zambia

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 166717BR